Horrific Commute Train Crashes In The US Over The Two Decades

When it comes to accidents related to the public transport The US has seen some of the bizarre ones. Commute train accidents have been one of the fatal ones. Here's a list of those disastrous mishaps of commuter trains since 2000.

When it comes to accidents related to the public transport The US has seen some of the bizarre ones. Commute train accidents have been one of the fatal ones. Here’s a list of those disastrous mishaps of commuter trains since 2000.

September 12, 2008: Metrolink commuter train- Chatsworth, California

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A Metrolink passenger train and a Union Pacific freight train collided head-on in the late evening. The Metrolink’s train and one of its three traveller cars crashed; two of the freight train’s locomotive and 10 of its 17 autos wrecked.

January 26, 2005: Metrolink commuter train- Glendale, California, near Los Angeles

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A Metrolink passenger train struck an empty Jeep Cherokee that a man had stopped on the railroad tracks. The southbound train wrecked, kept running into a northbound Metrolink train and afterwards collided with a Union Pacific train that was stopped close-by. Until 2008 (over), this would be Metrolink’s deadliest crash.

June 22, 2009: WMATA commuter train- Washington

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One Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority passenger train (Train 112) struck the back of another (Train 214) that was halted close to the Red Line’s Fort Totten station during surge hour around 5 p.m. The back car of Train 214 extended around 63 feet into the lead car of Train 112, the NTSB said. Each of the nine individuals who died was on Train 112, which included 112’s operator.